A 37-year-old journalist who was under treatment for coronavirus, allegedly jumped to death from fourth floor of AIIMS on Monday afternoon. Later his death, some of his WhatsApp chats are doing rounds on social media as he feared that he was going to be murdered.
According to his message on the WhatsApp group, he said that he is not well and added to it that murder ho sakta hai.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has ordered AIIMS Director to “immediately” constitute an official inquiry into Tarun’s death.
Tarun Sisodia, who was working with Dainik Bhaskar, took the extreme step at around 2 pm.
He was admitted to AIIMS on June 24 and was believed to be under depression after he tested positive for Covid-19.
“At around 1.55 pm, Sisodia ran out… Hospital attendants ran after him and tried to stop him. Sisodia ran to the fourth floor where he broke a windowpane and jumped out. He was immediately moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Trauma Care Centre. He was intubated and resuscitation was tried but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries at 3.35 pm,” an AIIMS statement said.
He had undergone surgery for frontal lobe meningioma (a type of brain tumour) at G B Pant hospital in March. While he was in AIIMS, the statement said, he was having “bouts of disorientation for which he was seen by a neurologist and psychiatrist and put on medication. The family members were regularly counselled regarding his condition”.